Vigor (維格餅家) is another of those award winning pineapple cake shop in Taiwan which is very popular with tourists, especially from Hong Kong. Also they are conveniently located at exit 4 of the Ximen station.
I had tried their pineapple cake before and so have some of my friends in Singapore. Most of us felt that its nice, but just ordinary. Not much different from what we can get here back home.
Their mung bean cake however is an entirely different story!
I am not really sure if we have any equivalent in Singapore, but I am sure there are. What makes vigor’s mung bean cake really good is how smooth the pastry is and it crumbles nicely into your mouth. It is especially good when you pull it out of the refrigerator. Yes, it is even nice as a cold dessert. The pastry is mildly sweet and it has a very flavorful mung bean taste. The red bean fillings doesn’t really do too much, but maybe add a bit more bean sweetness to this. I can hardly taste the red bean, but I guess without it the pastry may look a bit boring and lack a layered sweetness.